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OfflineDrPeretz
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grade of vermiculite!
    #967767 - 10/17/02 02:02 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

what if my vermiculite is so small that it looks like sand will this effect germination?


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Re: grade of vermiculite! [Re: DrPeretz]
    #967785 - 10/17/02 02:08 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

no


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Re: grade of vermiculite! [Re: DrPeretz]
    #967936 - 10/17/02 03:07 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

coarse always worked better 4 me, but on such a miniscule scale it really doent matter.
I heard from a fellow myco that fine verm works as a better dry barrier, any truth in that?


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Re: grade of vermiculite! [Re: XiC_clone]
    #968229 - 10/17/02 07:12 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

fine verm is good for a dry layer but poor as a substrate. it slows mycellum growth cause theres so little space and air and the mycellum has to squeeze thru the micro gaps. also the jars have a spotty pattern 1/2 colonized, 1/2 uncolonized.


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Re: grade of vermiculite! [Re: LSAuser]
    #968234 - 10/17/02 07:16 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

you got sources to back that up?


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Re: grade of vermiculite! [Re: Servator]
    #971666 - 10/18/02 07:48 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I am living proof. my mycellum has been growing almost a month but damn, the fine verm has slowed the growth by 1/3 to 1/2 because the spaces are too small. Thats like trying to grow weed in in the 2-litter coke bottle! itll grow but much slower and stays small. I have no choice b/c this verm is all I can find. till I find verm half the size of a pea, I must use sand-sized verm :frown:


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